Was originally called "The Bleeder", but changed to "Chuck" due to viewers thinking it was a horror film, as well as other movies with the same name according to Chuck Wepner. In several European countries, the movie was still released as "The Bleeder", though.
Chuck states, "What Bayonne makes, the world takes". This is in reference to the quote on the Lower Trenton Bridge in Trenton, NJ, "What Trenton makes, the world takes". This refers to the manufacturing industries that dominated Trenton in the early 1900's.
Liev Schreiber, unlike his character Chuck Wepner, does have a role in the "Rocky" franchise. He assumes his real-life role as the narrator of HBO Sports Documentaries in the film "Creed", a spin-off of Rocky's saga.
Chuck (列维·施瑞博尔) mentions that even though 洛奇 (1976) was clearly inspired by his life and career, he never saw a penny for it. What the film doesn't show is that after his failed audition for 洛奇2 (1979), 西尔维斯特·史泰龙 promised the real Wepner a part in one of his future movies, but this never materialized, not even when Stallone was filming 警察帝国 (1997) close to Wepner's home. Wepner finally sued Stallone in 2003 for the use of his life story, which Stallone denied. The case was finally settled for an undisclosed sum.
At the end, Chuck refuses to speak to Sylvester Stallone (Morgan Spector) who is making 破茧威龙 (1989) inside his prison. In reality, Chuck Wepner did have a talk with the real 西尔维斯特·史泰龙, who acknowledged him as 'the real Rocky' to the other inmates.
The real Chuck Wepner was indeed tested for the part of "Chink Weber" in 洛奇2 (1979), but when he failed his audition, the character was dropped from the movie. The name was used for the character of 索尼·兰哈姆 in 破茧威龙 (1989) instead, the movie that Stallone (Morgan Spector) can be seen making inside Wepner's prison at the end.
At the first part of the movie you'll see a hand painted sign containing the phrase "old school". I always thought the phrase "old school" was a rather modern, hipster invention. It turns out the term itself is rather old-school, with Webster reporting the first recorded use in 1803.